As we look forward to this year, these announcements from 2017 will change your Disney vacation for 2018. From a refurbishment, to the fireworks show and a new policy at Resorts. Read the 3 Most Shocking Announcements of 2017 below.
1. Pirates Of The Caribbean
Announced in 2017 is that a scene from Pirates Of The Caribbean at Magic Kingdom will be replaced. The Mercado auction is getting an overhaul. The famous red head pictured above will reappear, however, with a new role. No longer will the auction host a “wench for a bride”. She will instead help with the “unloading” of “valuables” for the townspeople, such as animals.
Therefore, Pirates of The Caribbean will be closed for refurbishment from February 26 through March 18, 2018.
Also, added in 2017 was an On Ride Photo for this attraction.
2017 also brought a big change in nighttime entertainment to Magic Kingdom as well. Wishes was the nighttime fireworks spectacular from 2003-2017. Wishes was replaced by Happily Ever After.
Happily Ever After debuted on May 12, 2017. Witness storytelling, fireworks and more at its best.
3. Designated Dog Friendly Resorts
For the first time ever, certain Disney World Resorts will allow your four legged friend to join you at your resort, for an extra fee. This service began on October 15, 2017 at four Disney World Resorts.
Designated Dog Friendly Hotels:
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort for an extra $50/night
- Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort for an extra $50/night
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for an extra $75/night
- Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort for an extra $50/night
Guests & their dogs can enjoy: specific dog friendly areas of the hotel including green spaces and walkways, pet relief areas and a Pluto’s Welcome Kit at check-in.
Read: Walt Disney World Official Dog Policies.
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